Apr 2022
Author(s): Rao, Krishna D.;Vecino Ortiz, Andres Ignacio;Roberton, Tim;Lopez Hernandez, Angélica;Noonan, Caitlin
Latin American and Caribbean countries will face significant increases in future health expenditures. A variety of factors are responsible - population growth and aging, the epidemiological…
Mar 2022
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank;IDB Invest;IDB Lab
2021 was a year of economic recovery for the Central American region and the Dominican Republic. Although the recovery process has been widespread, it has unfolded at different speeds among countries…
Mar 2022
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo;BID Invest;BID Lab
El 2021 se ha consolidado como un año de recuperación económica para la región de Centroamérica y República Dominicana. Aunque el proceso de recuperación ha sido generalizado, se ha dado a diferentes…
Feb 2022
Author(s): Rosenblatt, David;Mooney, Henry;Clayton, Khamal;Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe;McCaskie, Ariel;Gauto, Victor;Graham, Monique;Khadan, Jeetendra;Satnarine-Singh, Nirvana
Last year ended with incipient but fragile economic recoveries in most Caribbean economies. Relatively low vaccination rates remain a concern in the six countries covered by the Caribbean Country…
Feb 2022
Author(s): García Zaballos, Antonio;Puig Gabarró, Pau;Iglesias Rodriguez, Enrique
This document presents an analysis of the state of digital connectivity in Trinidad and Tobago and an action plan to close the existing gap between the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean…
Feb 2022
Author(s): Bernales, Alejandro;Beuermann, Diether;Cumming, Douglas;Olid, Christian
Relatively little is known about the effects of blue-collar crime (theft, robbery, vandalism or arson) on financial decisions. Previous literature has focused its attention either on 'regional…
Feb 2022
Author(s): Reyes-Tagle, Gerardo;Musacchio, Aldo;Hosein, Roger;Wagner, Rodrigo;Pan, Carolina;Yu, Fernando; Park, Yery;Gookool, Rebeca;Escobar, Bernardita;La Cruz, Tamira;Araya, Sergio;Figueroa, Camila;Rosso, Lucas
This book examines the role of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in contributing to the fiscal instability of the Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago (CCB6), with the…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Rosenblatt, David;Mooney, Henry;García Zaballos, Antonio;Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe;McCaskie, Ariel;Gauto, Victor;Christie, Jason;Khadan, Jeetendra;Abdul-Haqq, Nazera
This edition reviews the long-term performance of economic growth and productivity in the region. It then draws on research from the Inter-American Development Banks Connectivity, Markets, and…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Riveros, Luisa;Cáceres Saldaña, Claudia;Barcellos, Andreia
This Independent Country Program Review (ICPR) analyzes the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group's most recent Country Strategy (CS) with Belize, covering the 2013-2021 period and its…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Riveros, Luisa;Cáceres Saldaña, Claudia;Barcellos, Andreia
En esta revisión independiente del programa de país (ICPR) se analizan la más reciente estrategia de país del Grupo BID con Belize para el período 2013-2021 y su correspondiente programa de país. Las…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Gómez Osorio, Andrés;García Ferro, Luz Ángela;Zepeda, David;Larrota Rojas, Dan Esteban
A stalled rural census project, students with disabilities who had no access to in-person classes due to the pandemic, infrastructure projects that had to be carried out in a neighborhood where the…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Gómez Osorio, Andrés;García Ferro, Luz Ángela;Zepeda, David;Larrota Rojas, Dan Esteban
Un proyecto de catastro rural que no avanzaba, estudiantes con discapacidad que se quedaron sin clases presenciales por cuenta de la pandemia, obras de infraestructura que debían realizarse en un…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Gómez Osorio, Andrés;García Ferro, Luz Ángela;Zepeda, David;Larrota Rojas, Dan Esteban
Um projeto de cadastro rural que no avançava, alunos com deficincia que ficaram sem aulas presenciais devido à pandemia, a realizaço de obras de infraestrutura em um bairro dominado pela gangue Mara…
Nov 2021
Author(s): Rave, Claudia;Landaverde, Osvaldo;Persaud, Christopher
Este documento presenta el mapeo de cadenas y corredores logísticos para el Cono Sur base para el análisis de brechas, oportunidades y restricciones en la inversión en infraestructura de integración…
Nov 2021
Author(s): Janson, Nils;Burkhard, Lindsay N.;Jones, Sara
The Caribbean Water Study describes the operational and financial performance of selected water utilities in the Caribbean as reported by the utilities as well as secodary sources, the situation of…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Barrios, Juan José;Escobar, Julia;Leslie, Janelle;Martin, Lucia;Peña, Werner
This paper presents machine learning models fitted to nowcast or predict quarterly GDP activity in real time for Belize and El Salvador. The initiative is part of the Inter-American Development Bank…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Barrios, Juan José;Escobar, Julia;Leslie, Janelle;Martin, Lucia;Peña, Werner
Este documento presenta modelos de machine learning ajustados para producir un nowcasting, o estimación en tiempo real, del PIB trimestral de Belice y El Salvador. Este trabajo forma parte del…
Sep 2021
Author(s): Molinari, Alejo
Los Reguladores de los servicios de Agua Potable y Saneamiento tienen gran responsabilidad en la realización de los Derechos Humanos al Agua y el Saneamiento (DHAS). ¿Hasta qué punto están siendo…
Aug 2021
Author(s): Mooney, Henry;Rosenblatt, David;Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe;Frazier, Gralyn;McCaskie, Ariel;Gauto, Victor;Bollers, Elton;Christie, Jason;Khadan, Jeetendra;Abdul-Haqq, Nazera
For more than a year, the Caribbean economics team at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has focused on the potential implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for lives and livelihoods across the…
Aug 2021
Author(s): López, Arnoldo;Ruiz-Arranz, Marta;Ochoa, Elizabeth
In the region in question, the world of work is marked by wide gender gaps that exceed the Latin America and the Caribbean average, yet few studies have looked at the reasons for this. The report…